Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the SEAT newsletter. In this issue, we report on a debate over aquaculture certification, how non-fillet fish products are used and valued in Europe and Asia, the benefits of transdisciplinary research and how management measures have reduced parasite risks in Thailand and China.
As the SEAT project nears completion, the key issues and take home messages have been put together in this innovative and comprehensive video presentation.
Originally developed for display at the Biosciences Knowledge Transfer Network event in Glasgow, UK, September, 2013, the video outlines the project and the issues under investigation. Featuring interviews with SEAT researchers and collaborators, the video discusses the implications of these issues for both European consumers and Asian producers as well as providing background for the species, industries and countries on which the studies focussed.
The presentation also explains the take home messages from each of the separate aspects of SEATs investigations. How feed is often the biggest driver for most impact categories and possible mitigation strategies for this and the need for governments to work more closely with farmers and processors to continue to improve occupational health.
SEAT is an EU funded global research project addressing how we can enhance the sustainability of Asian seafood farming, the ethical nature of the trade, and the standards and certification of the major industry.